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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 8, 2016, 10:13 Verno
 
The challenges of porting our incredibly unoptimized game to even less powerful hardware.

I loved XCOM2 but it desperately needs major optimization.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2016, 14:55 Verno
 
Hmm yes, the pleasure of car ownership where you pay a huge upfront cost, ongoing maintenance costs, fuel costs and insurance costs. Enjoy your day at the stealership. I am really hoping Tesla can upend that whole fucking industry because buying a car is the worst experience. An entire industry built around obscuring and obfuscating the true price of its product. I hate our cars and if we ever move back to the city I'm going to try to get rid of them. Unfortunately out in rural land its a no go.

I generally just say no to everything and stick to the price I wanted when I walked in. I'm sure you're a veteran by now but watch their bullshit etching/etc fees they always try to sneak in. I've never had a time where they didn't try to fuck me at the last minute on the paperwork, I think most people don't even read to the bill of sale in detail.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2016, 15:53 Verno
 
Don't blame yourself that Cutter somehow remains unbanned, it's just as much of a fucking mystery to the rest of us  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2016, 10:25 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 16:06:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 14:45:
Watch some big pharma corporation patent and market Zika as male birth control.

If it works, super. My cousin just spent a month in prison for non-suport. And not minimum security either, but max. And when you go to prison for it - at least here - it doesn't even count toward the debt, which makes it even harder to deal with. That's just fucking insane. And all because of a drunken one night stand. Dudes hate condoms, plain and simple. If you could take a shot or pill and not have to worry about that yeah, I'm pretty sure the world would beat a path to that pharmaceutical's door.

All because he didn't want to take responsibility for his actions. They don't put you in jail for having a drunken one night stand, they put you in jail for ignoring your obligations and not owning your actions. Sounds more like your cousin got a life lesson in growing up. A pill won't protect "your cousin" from STDs either but that's another life lesson he will probably discover the hard way.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Special Edition Audio Fix Coming
54. Re: Skyrim Special Edition Audio Fix Coming Nov 3, 2016, 09:18 Verno
 
Rigs wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 21:29:
Oh, my bad, I didn't realize a five year old game would require a 390x to run acceptably like it's previous three releases...I can run LE with over 100 mods without any noticeable problems whatsoever and yet with this I can't run it vanilla? No, it's not my 'ancient' video
card, the game is just buggy AF...

A 290 is what they recommend, pretty modest. The minimum is a 2GB 7870 which is again fairly modest. He's probably right, you're not close to recommended specs. Actually now that I checked you're even below the minimum system specs. Since specs don't often tell the whole story (yes I noticed you tried it on a 4870) I would also note that driver support for older cards tends to have problems at the 3+ year mark anyway. Manufacturers keep putting out the unified drivers but often ignore the compatibility issues that crop up with older cards because they prioritize customers with newer hardware. I have no crash issues at the same point on my HTPC downstairs which has a 290. Just the way of the industry.

If LE works with 100 mods on a card that old then I would consider yourself lucky and play that instead but you certainly won't be able to replicate that on this version and have run it stably.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 2, 2016, 08:44 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 01:24:
Sony has shipped 47.4m PS4s.

Those could have been your numbers, Microsoft.

Microsoft has done well since Spencer took over, he's really tried to right the ship but unfortunately they're working against serious momentum now. Most people have friends who own the PS4 so that's what they will buy so he's kinda stuck until they launch Scorpio. 360 BC, day 1 on PC with many offerings, Games with Gold has improved and several other positive efforts. He can't undo the shitty hardware or Windows 10 on the Xbone which is still a disjointed mess. Sony on the other hand has become increasingly arrogant again and hasn't reinvested into PSN which is still mired with speed/reliability problems. But at least their OS is streamlined and they still a very solid mixed library.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Necromancer Spotted?
15. Re: Diablo III Necromancer Spotted? Nov 1, 2016, 13:48 Verno
 
I'm not sure I want to see another pet class but oh well, better than nothing.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 1, 2016, 13:46 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 1, 2016, 12:53:
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 1, 2016, 12:38:
299 or 399.
In a device that you hand to your 8 year old. Have you ever seen $400 dollars bounce on pavement, it ain't purty.

That's why they have to keep the DS line going. No way little kids are going to be taking these things to school. Those joycons would be gonezo on day 2 and the tablet itself wouldn't be far behind.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2016, 13:42 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 1, 2016, 13:25:
Watch Dogs 2 with purchase of SSDs or curved monitors

Yay?

Samsung SSDs are great and if you need one then why not also get a free game? Definitely a yay.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Gold; Specs
8. Re: Dishonored 2 Gold; Specs Nov 1, 2016, 13:40 Verno
 
Loved the mix of magic/stealth in the original, can't wait for this.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Samsung’s mobile division profits collapse by 96% year-over-year. Noteworthy. Oct 28, 2016, 10:10 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 20:21:
PHJF wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 12:40:
It's noteworthy because Samsung Mobile is still profitable in the face of such a massive stumble.
Exactly, note PHJF's words, all is ok, nothing to see here.


They're into everything from washing machines to flash memory. It's a 300 billion a year in revenue company. He's right, its amazing that they still managed to make money.

Apple and other companies have had similar issues in the past and recovered. Samsung will be just fine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 28, 2016, 09:06 Verno
 
They already said there is no BC with physical discs so you can read between the lines and understand there is no BC. They will port selected titles from the VC store and look at other stuff.

I'm really iffy on it. 32GB of internal flash, underpowered hardware and the joycons look fucking tiny yet again. Nintendo also has a habit of really high prices for shit hardware and their online account/infrastructure is a joke. A buddy of mine had his kid lose their 3DS and all of the digital content he bought from the store was toast, Nintendo wouldn't reimburse it. This is because they were tying purchases from the store to the hardware instead of the account LOL.

They haven't said on if they will bring their handheld franchises to the thing or not either. I would have assumed Pokemon, Fire Emblem and Monster Hunter would've been no brainers but apparently Nintendo still wants to keep some of the handhelds going. I assume because if little Johnny loses a $400 tablet at school that's a lot worse than a $150 3DS.

Anyways they better really knock it out of the park. If they launch it like the 3DS and Wii U with no software and massive waits between 1st party IP then fuck em. They better price it competitively too, I'm not paying PS4/XB1 prices for a Nintendo console again until they prove they're worth it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
7. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 28, 2016, 08:58 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 01:57:
Man those MacBook prices are crazy.

If my daughter wanted to use the school wifi, she needed a Mac. So instead I got her a $600 Lenovo laptop, and she tethers. Her extra usage costs me about an extra $20-30 per month.

Are you sure your daughter just didn't want a Macbook or misunderstood the school? Some schools might ask for the mac address of the device connecting to whitelist it. It's a practice becoming very rare due to the hassles involved. They don't mean literally buy a Mac. You should be able to connect whatever you want to the school wifi unless they're doing something crazy I've never heard of.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 27, 2016, 12:34 Verno
 
The Borderlands bundle is just a free weekend. Microsoft started doing them a la Steam awhile ago.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2016, 12:49 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 11:24:
Love to play Battlefield but I'm not about to supplant my decision to never use Origin, "it's really not that bad a platform" bleating not withstanding.

They changed up the UI and friends stuff, its lacking some of the more tertiary features of Steam but overall its much better now. BF1 is super fun.
 
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News Comments > Nintendo Switch Announced
32. Re: Nintendo Switch Announced Oct 20, 2016, 16:04 Verno
 
Hanneth wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 15:17:
"Battery life also tends to be on the high side." Ha ha, ha ha, ha ha ha ha. LOL! ROFL!
On my Wii, that I barely used, I was constantly replacing the batteries. So much so that I got rechargeable batteries that I was constantly charging and changing half way through a gaming session. This combined with another person talking about always having to have the tablet of the WiiU plugged in makes me think this will be as much of a disaster in design.

The Wii U tablet was a disaster but this uses a custom Nvidia SoC derived from the Tegra line so battery life should be similar to the Shield K1 tablet which is around 5-6 hours. More than enough for handheld use IMO.

The dock doesn't have to have a processor/GPU built in it. If.... big IF here but IF Nintendo was smart the whole console is the tablet itself. When its un-docked it goes into a slower speed state to conserve battery consumption.

Definitely possible but I don't know, it seems too large and bulky to just be a dock alone. That, the detail/framerate differences when undocked and the "external upgrade box" that Nintendo patented in the summmer are why I'm speculating on it.
 
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News Comments > Nintendo Switch Announced
24. Re: Nintendo Switch Announced Oct 20, 2016, 14:45 Verno
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 13:52:
And Nintendo's first party games are generally pretty good..... there isn't enough content for a gamer who grew up with Nintendo to keep going back for 1 or 2 games.

Sure there will be. They are effectively merging the 3DS and Wii U lines. This will mean more content and opens up stuff like Pokemon to the living room space. It is a really big deal in terms of their ability to iterate on content and will stop this split focus problem they've been having. It will also make it easier on third parties to do cut down games on their platform since many are already dipping their feet into mobile and reduce the pressure to compete with PC/PS4/etc at the high end.

This lets them keep the mobile crowd, however large or small it is and still retain some relevance in the living room. It's a really smart bet and they will get a lot of mobile ports for the touchscreen crowd to boot. They can also produce content for their platform and backport to other mobile devices.
 
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News Comments > Nintendo Switch Announced
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 20, 2016, 13:08 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 12:52:
Advertising a new console launch with old games?

But look, it's got Zelda, too!

Yep, what's the issue? It hasn't been released yet and people want it.

Zelda looked like it ran at about 12fps undocked so clearly the dock has some sort of processor/GPU built in.

Interesting concept but I need more info to make up my mind.
 
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News Comments > Accounting VR Game for Free
8. Re: Accounting VR Game for Free Oct 19, 2016, 15:47 Verno
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 14:19:
Star Trek Bridge Crew.. I would love to play that, but there is no way in hell I'm spending the money for a VR headset.

VR is legit, I've had a blast messing around with it. It's very much in the early 3D console stage of tech but it's no joke. All of the people I see writing it off as a gimmick have clearly not messed with the Rift or a Vive.

Anyways nothing wrong with experiences specifically for VR, there are a fair number of early adopters. The pricing will get there in a few years for everyone else. It will never replace screen gaming, only AR tech has that potential IMO but its a great supplement and very neat for porn video applications too.
 
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News Comments > Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Next Month
12. Re: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Next Month Oct 19, 2016, 15:44 Verno
 
This game was really cool but already had its moment in the sun, enough already.  
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